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Some showing at Cashman Center for vaccine without appointment

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Southern Nevada Health District is working to make enhancements to the most important vaccination web site in Clark County. So far, 60,000 vaccines have been administered within the county, 14,000 of which had been finished at Cashman Center.

A couple of thousand vaccines are administered at the placement a day. A precedence proper now’s dashing up the appointment course of, one thing they are saying could be slowed down from individuals showing up without an appointment.

“For the most part, it is pretty easy,” shared Sheila Mantes Chavez, who introduced her father to be vaccinated. “We kind of just let it go.”

An appointment is required for the vaccine, however they nonetheless witnessed some individuals showing up without one.

“There are signs all over that say appointments only, but people managed to get in line without an appointment,” mentioned Chavez. “They didn’t get very far; they didn’t get inside. But yeah, they got in line.”

The well being district has pushed for individuals to make appointments, as no walkups are allowed.

“I saw four people try and get in line with appointments, and they said ‘sorry,’” mentioned Wayne Smith, who bought the vaccine. “I am glad they turned them away because I heard the other day, they were letting anybody in.”

Appointments can take roughly two hours.

County officers say showing up without an appointment slows down the method for everybody in line. They are already attempting to hurry appointment instances up, and that’s the reason the location will likely be closed Friday, Jan. 22, by the weekend for enhancements.

“There was so much traffic on the website, says ‘server not available,’ all of those kinds of things,” Smith mentioned.

People say the appointment did take time, however that wasn’t the toughest half. Smith mentioned making his appointment took hours. He tried and had success reserving at an odd hour.

“I got in 5:30 in the morning five days ago,” he shared.

The well being district expects the location to be open subsequent week. They say appointments will likely be accepted for subsequent week on the well being district’s web site.

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